I believe Bandannas are the second most under rated thing everybody should have with them at all times, second only to a really good pocket knife. I always have one or more at hand, in the pocket, bike bag, or in the mess kit.
The Paisley bandanna is the traditional kerchief used by our grandpas and their’s before them. A 21×21 inch square of 100% cotton being the most useful accessory you can keep with you every day. Like a pocket knife that is with you every day, you will eventually wonder what you were doing before you had these. Things I use mine for: Handkerchief, napkin, pot grabber, bandage, rag, shade for your neck, sweat band, bandage, stop that something from rattling in your bag…..on and on.
These are made in the Carolinas by one of the last remaining bandanna companies in the USA. 100% cotton, dyed, printed, cut and edges sewn here, keeping jobs here. The “Traditional” bandannas are mill fresh and start out crisp and stiff. A few trips in your pocket and through the laundry will get them soft. For that extra bit of instant gratification we also have “stone washed” bandannas that are silky soft right from the start.
Like many thing you can never have too many, always one in your pocket, one in you bike bag. Making the transition you will be amazed how much longer the roll of paper towels and box of tissues will last.
As with everything that ends up on the storefront, it is there because I use it, and am pretty sure other people do to. You can find the bandannas by clicking the pic above or here.
Note: if you have kids you may end up needing more than one a day, trust me on this.